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The hope is that everyone will find the site informative and enjoyable to explore. It will, however, only be as valuable as the information placed in it. Therefore, please contribute. No piece of information is too small; it could provide a clue to a mystery that is unsolved for generations. For a submission to the database or for a private communication, please use editorcfhs@gmail.com.

Our Mission

The Creaghe Family Historical Society is dedicated to gathering, storing and sharing information related to the Creaghe family with particular interest in, but not limited to, the descendants of John Creaghe, Richard and Anne Heyliger of Castlepark, Golden, Co. Tipperary, Ireland, and the other families that have blended into the tree over the generations. This information can be used to inform future generations about their forebears – who they were, where they lived, how they lived and what they were like on a personal level.

Recent Posts

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Photo pending On October 15, 1991, The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial was dedicated at 444 E street NW in the Judiciary Square are in Washington, D.C. It is dedicated to officers who have died in the line of duty, back to 1786. Over 23,000 names are engraved into curving…

Anne Creaghe and William Burke

Anne Creaghe (1830-1919) and William Burke (1806-19080 Family Chart: Generation 8, Number 33 Stephen Creaghe (1805-1852) and Sarah Selina “Sally” Persse (~1805-after1841) Family Chart: Generation 7, Number 20 The Estate Manager’s home in 1860’s. Now the Lodge at Ashford Castle. Editor’s Note: This article was written by Alex Trouton of London who is researching her…


CFHS Newsletter, August 8, 2022 Richard Fitzroy Heyliger Creagh Since the last newsletter there have been several articles added to our website and we have a new acquisition. New Acquisition – see Artifacts As mentioned in the last newsletter, portrait miniatures of Richard Creaghe DL and Richard F.H. Creaghe were up for auction in early…

The Lodge at Ashford Castle

The Lodge at Ashford Castle Cong, County Mayo, Ireland The Lodge at Ashford Castle As is the case with most grand estates in Europe, Ashford Castle and Estate has a long history.  While it all began in 1228, we are interested in the period starting with the purchase of the property in 1852 by Sir…

John W.W. Creaghe’s Cigarette Case

Cigarette Case John W.W. Creaghe Cigarette case given to JWW Creaghe. Photo courtesy, Elizabeth Shand.             Elizabeth (Creaghe) Shand of Brisbane, Australia, relates the story behind this interesting item:  “When I visited Sir William and Lady Pamela [Blunden] in 1975, they gave this case to me.  I think I was one of the only Creaghes…

Richard F.H. Creaghe and Anna Maria Archer-Butler Creaghe

Richard Fitzroy Heyliger Creaghe (1804 – 1890) and Anna Maria Archer-Butler Creaghe (1823 – 1903) Family Chart: Generation 7, #20             Richard Fitzroy Heyliger Creaghe and his wife, Anna Maria Archer-Butler, lived in some of the more dynamic and unsettling times in the history of Ireland.  They were both part of the “Landed Gentry” and…


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Family History

This section is designed to provide easy access to information organized by people (Ancestors), family historic sites, family artifacts, and family history in general. Articles about the Creaghe family in Australia, the Bazan family in New Mexico, the Gordon family, the Creaghe Ranch are examples.

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